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Urinary Retention in Men

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Mar 3, 2024.

What is urinary retention?

Urinary retention is a condition that develops when your bladder does not empty completely when you urinate.

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What causes urinary retention?

What are the signs and symptoms of urinary retention?

How is urinary retention diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will ask about your health history and the medicines you take. Your provider will press or tap on your lower abdomen. You may also need any of the following tests:

How is urinary retention treated?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

When should I seek immediate care or call 911?

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